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Two days after losing reelection, President Trump announced on Twitter that he has fired Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, whose pushback against the president over the summer led to an increasingly strained relationship.

Plus Trump's chief of staff has announced anybody in the President's service caught sending out resumes will be immediately terminated.
It must be rewarding to have chosen to work at a Back Stabber's Club...the camaraderie...
 

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Plus Trump's chief of staff has announced anybody in the President's service caught sending out resumes will be immediately terminated.
OOOOH! Someone could just go down the list of people 'in goofball's service' and call the White House as a prospective employer. "I have a resume from Joe Schmo, can you confirm he worked at the White House?"

Might get a little tricky if the person answering the phone was the person you're inquiring about... Well, just have two names available each call. If Primary answers, shift to alternate.
 

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Two days after losing reelection, President Trump announced on Twitter that he has fired Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, whose pushback against the president over the summer led to an increasingly strained relationship.

Plus Trump's chief of staff has announced anybody in the President's service caught sending out resumes will be immediately terminated.
What is the policy on soliciting book deal offers?
 

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It continues as the GOP expands cries of election fraud, this time, against their own.

article said:
Georgia Sen. David Perdue and Sen. Kelly Loeffler issued a joint statement Monday calling for the resignation of the secretary of state.

The two senators, both Republicans, issued the statement Monday saying Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, also a Republican, should resign.
 

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After the Four Seasons story I'm pretty convinced that Trump wouldn't be able to organize a proper coup, so my fears are abated until I am proven otherwise.
 

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After the Four Seasons story I'm pretty convinced that Trump wouldn't be able to organize a proper coup, so my fears are abated until I am proven otherwise.

I envisage a truck driven by a scottish cattleman arriving at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

"So, where do you want us to put this coo?"

"No, no, I meant a coup d'état"

"Well this coo ate Rab's hat last week..."
 

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After the Four Seasons story I'm pretty convinced that Trump wouldn't be able to organize a proper coup, so my fears are abated until I am proven otherwise.

Coups and rebellions are led and carried out by people with courage. I cannot think of a single person in Clownstick's gang that has any courage.
 

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After the Four Seasons story I'm pretty convinced that Trump wouldn't be able to organize a proper coup, so my fears are abated until I am proven otherwise.

Coups and rebellions are led and carried out by people with courage. I cannot think of a single person in Clownstick's gang that has any courage.
Yeah but he's a warning: America’s Next Authoritarian Will Be Much More Competent.

That's assuming Republicans will be able to find someone intelligent enough to fit the role.
 

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Coups and rebellions are led and carried out by people with courage. I cannot think of a single person in Clownstick's gang that has any courage.
Brave? No. But Karen is always full of a righteous indignation that can go a long way in its stead.
And when he shouts "I WANNA SPEAK TO THE MANAGER Supreme Court ABOUT THIS!!" that's what i see.
 

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Coups and rebellions are led and carried out by people with courage. I cannot think of a single person in Clownstick's gang that has any courage.
Brave? No. But Karen is always full of a righteous indignation that can go a long way in its stead.
And when he shouts "I WANNA SPEAK TO THE MANAGER Supreme Court ABOUT THIS!!" that's what i see.

This Karen?

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Coups and rebellions are led and carried out by people with courage. I cannot think of a single person in Clownstick's gang that has any courage.
Brave? No. But Karen is always full of a righteous indignation that can go a long way in its stead.
And when he shouts "I WANNA SPEAK TO THE MANAGER Supreme Court ABOUT THIS!!" that's what i see.

This Karen?

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That's the bitch.
 

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So now Barr has ordered the DoJ to investigate alleged voter fraud.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/09/politics/william-barr-voting-irregularities/index.html

The next step will be to ask the PA, GA and AZ legislators to throw out the results and send Trump electors instead. The Republicans there wouldn’t dare go against the motherfucker. And the fucking Supreme Court will allow it.

Coupled with Espers’ firing, this does not bode well. Trump will need DoD support to suppress the inevitable rioting in DC and other places while he tries to pull this stunt. I just hope Gen. Milley will tell him to go fuck himself. Not sure if he will.

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I'm asking if they aren't considering it settled because of all the lawsuits His Flatulence is filing.

Yes, they're garbage, but that doesn't mean it's sure the Supreme Court won't give it to him anyway.

It's got to get to the Supreme Court first. There's plenty of lower courts that can reject frivolous claims for lack of evidence.

But those objections can be appealed.
 

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As of tonight (Mon. Nov. 9) Trump's appointee to the GSA (hope I have that right) hasn't authorized any transfer of govt. funds to the Biden transition team under the pretext that he hasn't defintively won the Presidency. Hey, Republicans.......can we get just a glimmer of an idea that you folks still value democracy?
 

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I don't understand how Trump can get any headway in this quest to "win" the election without unprecedented, even for Republicans, blunt force against democracy and the American people. Even the cases where they might have some legal standing in questioning some of the votes, they are not enough to surpass Biden even if they do throw them out.
 

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As of tonight (Mon. Nov. 9) Trump's appointee to the GSA (hope I have that right) hasn't authorized any transfer of govt. funds to the Biden transition team under the pretext that he hasn't defintively won the Presidency. Hey, Republicans.......can we get just a glimmer of an idea that you folks still value democracy?
they hzve the PRE-election funds, but not the post-election funds.
That were agreed to.
By both oarties.
 

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I don't understand how Trump can get any headway in this quest to "win" the election without unprecedented, even for Republicans, blunt force against democracy and the American people. Even the cases where they might have some legal standing in questioning some of the votes, they are not enough to surpass Biden even if they do throw them out.

But they won't enumerate the questionable votes as a recount. They'll simply claim it would take too long to sort this out, shift tge actual election to someone else.
 

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I don't understand how Trump can get any headway in this quest to "win" the election without unprecedented, even for Republicans, blunt force against democracy and the American people. Even the cases where they might have some legal standing in questioning some of the votes, they are not enough to surpass Biden even if they do throw them out.

He just needs the courts to side with him. The same Supreme Court he has stacked in his favor. The coup scenario is simple. Barr calls for an investigation into what he claims are massive irregularities in the election. He creates a big enough furor to throw it all into doubt at least to Trump supporters. They go to the streets to demand that their local legislators pick the electors. Lawsuits and counter filed to stop this. But the Supreme Court says the legislators will controls. They pick the electors. Republicans control the legislatures in Arizona, Pennsylvania and Georgia. Guess who they pick? Trump is declared victor.

The question is what happens then. Major riots would break out in virtually all major cities. Washington DC, Atlanta, New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, even Birmingham. Trump will ask his new defense chief to repress the riots. Will the troops obey?

Don’t think it won’t happen. Americans are naive. I hope it doesn’t, but don’t think for a minute that’s fuckface won’t try. It all depends on the Supreme Court - the one dominated by Republicans 6 - 3.
 

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I don't understand how Trump can get any headway in this quest to "win" the election without unprecedented, even for Republicans, blunt force against democracy and the American people. Even the cases where they might have some legal standing in questioning some of the votes, they are not enough to surpass Biden even if they do throw them out.

But they won't enumerate the questionable votes as a recount. They'll simply claim it would take too long to sort this out, shift tge actual election to someone else.
Naw, that would take effort. This would be about throwing the outcome simply into "enough doubt" in the vote that it makes the "most sense" to let Congress "settle the matter".
 

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I don't understand how Trump can get any headway in this quest to "win" the election without unprecedented, even for Republicans, blunt force against democracy and the American people. Even the cases where they might have some legal standing in questioning some of the votes, they are not enough to surpass Biden even if they do throw them out.

He just needs the courts to side with him. The same Supreme Court he has stacked in his favor. The coup scenario is simple. Barr calls for an investigation into what he claims are massive irregularities in the election. He creates a big enough furor to throw it all into doubt at least to Trump supporters. They go to the streets to demand that their local legislators pick the electors. Lawsuits and counter filed to stop this. But the Supreme Court says the legislators will controls. They pick the electors. Republicans control the legislatures in Arizona, Pennsylvania and Georgia. Guess who they pick? Trump is declared victor.

The question is what happens then. Major riots would break out in virtually all major cities. Washington DC, Atlanta, New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, even Birmingham. Trump will ask his new defense chief to repress the riots. Will the troops obey?

Don’t think it won’t happen. Americans are naive. I hope it doesn’t, but don’t think for a minute that’s fuckface won’t try. It all depends on the Supreme Court - the one dominated by Republicans 6 - 3.

That's the scenario I'm thinking about as well. That's the unprecedented blunt force against democracy I mentioned.
 

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The easy answer to that is that cheating only happened in Philadelphia, Atlanta and Detroit. That’s why there’s a run off in Georgia. They have specifically called out those cities as corrupt. Certainly, massive voter fraud would have to be coordinated by the local governments, not by tens of thousands of individual actors.
 

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The easy answer to that is that cheating only happened in Philadelphia, Atlanta and Detroit.
Easy, but it makes no sense.
Stealing the presidency for Biden does nothing if we don't steal at least the Senate at the same time. We'd surely have spent as much time and money crucifying McConnell.
 

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DOJ's election crimes chief resigns post after Barr allows prosecutors to probe voter fraud claims

2020 ELECTION
DOJ's election crimes chief resigns post after Barr allows prosecutors to probe voter fraud claims
DOJ official says the agency is "looking into" allegations of ineligible voters in Nevada and mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania.

DOJ's election crimes chief quits as Barr authorizes election fraud probe
NOV. 10, 202002:05
Nov. 9, 2020, 10:58 PM EST / Updated Nov. 10, 2020, 11:09 AM EST
By Dartunorro Clark and Ken Dilanian
The head of the branch of the Justice Department that prosecutes election crimes stepped down from his post Monday in protest over a memo from Attorney General William Barr to federal prosecutors authorizing them to investigate “specific allegations” of voter fraud before the results of the presidential race are certified.

Richard Pilger, who was director of the Election Crimes Branch of the DOJ, sent an email to colleagues saying he could not longer do his job in the wake of Barr’s memo, which was issued as the president’s legal team mount baseless legal challenges to the election results, alleging widespread voter fraud cost him the race.

“Having familiarized myself with the new policy and its ramifications, and in accord with the best tradition of the John C. Keeney Award for Exceptional Integrity and Professionalism (my most cherished Departmental recognition), I must regretfully resign from my role as Director of the Election Crimes Branch,” Pilger’s letter said, according to a copy obtained by NBC News.
 

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The easy answer to that is that cheating only happened in Philadelphia, Atlanta and Detroit.
Easy, but it makes no sense.
Stealing the presidency for Biden does nothing if we don't steal at least the Senate at the same time. We'd surely have spent as much time and money done as much rigging crucifying McConnell.

FIFY
Spending time and money isn't what they are accusing Dems of.
 

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I don't understand how Trump can get any headway in this quest to "win" the election without unprecedented, even for Republicans, blunt force against democracy and the American people. Even the cases where they might have some legal standing in questioning some of the votes, they are not enough to surpass Biden even if they do throw them out.

He just needs the courts to side with him. The same Supreme Court he has stacked in his favor. The coup scenario is simple. Barr calls for an investigation into what he claims are massive irregularities in the election. He creates a big enough furor to throw it all into doubt at least to Trump supporters. They go to the streets to demand that their local legislators pick the electors. Lawsuits and counter filed to stop this. But the Supreme Court says the legislators will controls. They pick the electors. Republicans control the legislatures in Arizona, Pennsylvania and Georgia. Guess who they pick? Trump is declared victor.

The question is what happens then. Major riots would break out in virtually all major cities. Washington DC, Atlanta, New York, Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, even Birmingham. Trump will ask his new defense chief to repress the riots. Will the troops obey?

Don’t think it won’t happen. Americans are naive. I hope it doesn’t, but don’t think for a minute that’s fuckface won’t try. It all depends on the Supreme Court - the one dominated by Republicans 6 - 3.

That's the scenario I'm thinking about as well. That's the unprecedented blunt force against democracy I mentioned.

Really. Talk about "The Nuclear Option". It would set a precedent that would wipe out the very foundation of a democratic republic.
 

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Nope. Not gonna happen. I don't doubt that Trump and Barr will give it a try, but few others are likely to want to invite the burning down of democracy when it involves their own houses.

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The easy answer to that is that cheating only happened in Philadelphia, Atlanta and Detroit.
Easy, but it makes no sense.
Stealing the presidency for Biden does nothing if we don't steal at least the Senate at the same time. We'd surely have spent as much time and money crucifying McConnell.

Sure, but it may not have been feasible. Ramping up democratic votes in the few states, actually counties/cities, that are typically democratic would be much easier than flipping republican seats all around the country.
 

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I don’t believe rigging was done. Fine examples are how Graham nearly lost and no one is complaining about fraud in South Carolina. But I don’t think one can logically dismiss rigging simply because more Democrats didn’t win. It was well known that Biden only needed to win in a few places, clearly identified by Trump’s razor thin win in 2016. Focusing on just a few jurisdictions would be enough. And it would have to be an inside job. Faking ballots of stealing mail-in ballots wouldn’t get past the obvious, standard fraud protections that are in place for every election.

To flip the election would require strong evidence of this inside job, not just finding a few scattered examples of a handful of ballots improperly handled.
 

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I don’t believe rigging was done. Fine examples are how Graham nearly lost and no one is complaining about fraud in South Carolina. But I don’t think one can logically dismiss rigging simply because more Democrats didn’t win. It was well known that Biden only needed to win in a few places, clearly identified by Trump’s razor thin win in 2016. Focusing on just a few jurisdictions would be enough. And it would have to be an inside job. Faking ballots of stealing mail-in ballots wouldn’t get past the obvious, standard fraud protections that are in place for every election.

To flip the election would require strong evidence of this inside job, not just finding a few scattered examples of a handful of ballots improperly handled.

Excepting that their whole MO is "throw out the baby with the bathwater": identify a thing that is so minor it can't even be called a problem with any modicum of honesty, scream about how much a problem it is (with no evidence), and then solve the problem in a way that just-so-happens to have the secondary effect that you suspected they wanted from the start.

It reminds me of when my friend moved across the country and his husband took all the food and none of the cookware "by accident", and then when the husband got there tried leveraging new cookware (that they had wanted for months) because HoW Do I cOok AlL ThiS fOOD?

The friend's response was to overnight the cookware, which cost more than buying the new would, purely out of principle (come at the problem from the front or not at all!)
 

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I think it's fair to say that if Republicans perpetuate this crap, they forfeit the right to call anything a witch hunt ever again.

Which could be beneficial Jan 21, 2021.
 

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I think it's fair to say that if Republicans perpetuate this crap, they forfeit the right to call anything a witch hunt ever again.

Which could be beneficial Jan 21, 2021.

I think it’s more likely that witches exist than there was a widespread coordinated effort to steal the election by the Democrats.
 

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The easy answer to that is that cheating only happened in Philadelphia, Atlanta and Detroit.
Easy, but it makes no sense.
Stealing the presidency for Biden does nothing if we don't steal at least the Senate at the same time. We'd surely have spent as much time and money done as much rigging crucifying McConnell.

FIFY
Spending time and money isn't what they are accusing Dems of.
They are. Soros money paying election officials to turn a blind eye or complicitly assist. Everything in politics requires money. No way could millions of people spontaneously reject The Annointed One.
 

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Democrats steal election? How?

Immigrants? Nope. Stopped them.
Unions? Nope. Busted them.
Soros? Nope. Not that rich.

Gotta be faeries then. Yeah. That's the ticket. But which ones?
Hollywood kind? Nope. Movies are pandemic destroyed.
Other Kind? Nope. Fascists are killing them as fast as possible.

Conclusion: No stealing since all the crooks are on Republican side.
 

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Turns out the postal worker that claimed he witnessed vote tampering was lying and was paid $130,000 by republican operatives.

There's that $130,000 figure again.
 
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